Hawaii Civil Litigation

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We are frequently asked whether we handle criminal cases. We do not. Allow me to explain. There are two types of cases, criminal and civil. It is important to understand this distinction especially when searching for the right attorney to handle your case.

A criminal case is when someone is charged with a crime- either a felony or a misdemeanor. If you are charged with a crime, the government must prove the case beyond reasonable doubt.

Civil litigation usually involves claims for financial damages or to enforce rights. Although the government may be a party in a lawsuit, civil cases typically involve private individuals or companies. Because the cost of litigation has grown through the years, private parties now explore mediation and/or arbitration.

For access to more information on the distinction between these cases, please refer to the following link: Civil v Criminal Cases